I attended a symposium at Ridge Vineyards this May.
Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains Ridge Vineyards was instrumental in creating a vineyard driven expression of a vintage year. Each year the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc changes depending on the how the grapes taste after they have finished their elevage. Their Montebello bottling is blended by a team who jointly recommend the blend for the vintage. Each year the blend of the Montebello will change slightly. Montebello ages very well. The 1992 I had in 2011 was perfectly poised and very beautiful. The 1978 Montebello was graceful and silky. The 2000 vintage tasted in 2011 felt very young with many years of bottle aging ahead.
I attended a symposium at Ridge Vineyards this May.
Want to experience Park City like a local then grab you mt bike and wine glass and sign up for the biking/food seminar taking place at Stein Eriksen Lodge from 10a – 1p on Friday, July 9th as a part of the Park City Food & Wine Festival.
Chef Zane, an avid mt biker, will lead you on some of Deer Valley Resort’s renowned single track and the best part is you take the chairlift to the top before riding back to the lodge where you will enjoy lunch complete with wine on the deck overlooking Flagstaff Mountain.
Last Year’s Group Before and After the Bike Ride
Mary Brown Malouf, of Salt Lake Magazine, attended a Spa tour and luncheon at the Stein Eriksen Lodge. “My tour of the new spa at Stein Eriksen last week included a spa cuisine lunch: halibut, risotto, carrot Waldorf salad, yogurt. The star of the show was the risotto, a creamy, nubbly comfort dish colored a pretty spring green and sweet with fresh peas,” wrote Malouf in the magazines blog, On The Table.
The Glitretind is now serving the summer 2010 menusso you too an come experience the culinary creations of Chef Zane. The restaurant is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the acclaimed Jazz Sunday Brunch. Reservations can be made by calling 435-645-6455.
If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of experiencing our newly renovated Norwegian spa, you’re in for an absolute treat. Part of the magic of the expansion to 20,000 square feet is in the layout. The natural beauty of cedar, pine and stone flows from the welcoming entry into spacious, meticulously detailed men’s and women’s locker lounges (each with its own steam, sauna, hot and icy plunges) to a series of cozy, accommodating spaces.
The women’s relaxation room is all warm earth tones, plush upholstery, and soft carpet with a soothing fireplace. Two private day-bed alcoves invite you to cuddle up and close the curtains if you like. The adjoining solarium is perfect for taking in the views or enjoying the perfect spa lunch.
We’ve also added a new hair salon and gorgeous pedicure room. Among our 16 new treatment rooms, we invite you to try the romantic couple’s treatment suite and two luxurious Vichy wet treatment rooms. In fact, now is the perfect time to try one of our signature spa treatments or packages.
Congratulations to Jessie Richards, the winner of our Mother’s Day promotion. Jessie is the mother of two young children, teacher at the University of Utah and currently in pursuit of a PhD.
We here at the Lodge wish her a wonderful Mother’s Day and will treat her to a day of pampering and relaxation at The Spa at Stein Eriksen Lodge with a 50-minute Stein Signature Massage and 50-minute Nordic Experience Facial in the newly renovated 20,000 square foot spa. She will also have access to the relaxation room, sauna, hot tub, pool and fitness center on the day of her treatments.
We are neck-and-neck, 50/50 with the Lake Tahoe Region in the voting for “Favorite Ski Destination.”
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In case you missed Chef Zane’s appearance on the Today Show you can watch the segment online and also find his scrumptious recipe for Norwegian potato pancakes, a favorite amongst summer guests.
Check back next week for the recipe for the Lodge’s famous Wild Game Chili, served at the Skiers Buffet and Sunday Brunch throughout the winter months.
The 2010 Sundance Film Festivalis three short days away. The next ten days are prime for people watching here at the Lodge as well as in Park City. It is not uncommon to see celebrities walking through the Main Lodge on their way to Skiers’ Buffet or to the Troll Hallen Lounge for Apres Ski.
This year there are over 200 dramatic, documentary, and short films presented at the festival. Tickets are now available online. In addition to films there is the music cafe which features various artists over eight days of the festival including one of my all-time favorites Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.
Freestyle athletes will make their second to last stop before the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Park City, Utah. The three day event takes place at Deer Valley Resort on January 14 – 16, 2010. Fans can watch these future Olympians free of charge as they compete in moguls and aerial competitions. Here is the detailed schedule of events.
The past few years I have watch the final ladies’ and mens’ mogul competitions. If you have a chance to get to any of the events I highly recommend it. Don’t forget to come to the Lodge for apres ski by the fire in the Troll Hallen Lounge.
Stein Eriksen Lodge was awarded the coveted five-star status from the former Mobil Travel Guide (renamed Forbes Travel Guide under a new licensing agreement) for the third year in a row. The Lodge joins the ranks of 37 other U.S lodges to earn both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond awards.